The city of Aberdeen is set to host BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019, the biggest awards night in the sporting calendar, on December 15 live on BBC One from the brand new P&J Live arena.

Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will take to the stage to celebrate a huge year of sport in front of an audience of 10,000 with millions more watching live on BBC One as Aberdeen hosts the event for the first time. 

2019 has already seen several ground-breaking sporting moments, including the longest singles final in history at Wimbledon between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods achieving his fifth Masters title, Liverpool lifting the Champions League for a sixth time, Manchester City winning the domestic treble, Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne winning two US Open wheelchair tennis titles apiece, Laura Muir becoming the first athlete to achieve the double-double at the European Indoor Championships and Adam Peaty smashing his own 100m breaststroke world record to become the first man to go under 57 seconds. As well as most recently, Europe winning the last three singles matches to seal a sensational Solheim Cup victory over the USA at Gleneagles.

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Alongside the main event, a special BBC Festival of Sport will take place in Aberdeen on 13th and 14th December.

The festival will offer local schoolchildren and members of the public the opportunity to try a variety of sporting activities with BBC Sport talent on hand to offer tips and encouragement.


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Nominations for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award open today. The Unsung Hero award celebrates individuals that give up their own free time to help others take part in grassroots sports. To put forward your nomination, simply visit

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “It’s been an extraordinary year of sport so far with many incredible moments and surely more to come. I have no doubt Aberdeen will be an excellent host city to help us celebrate them.”

The ceremony will be shown on BBC One and BBC One HD and tickets will go on sale on the 11th October from 9am. For more information, please visit

Further exciting announcements about BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be made in due course.